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The 1987 AMC

A record number of 381,380 students from 2,638 schools entered.

Results are given below for the 1987 AMC, held on Wednesday 29 July. There were 5 perfect scores.

Medals were presented at a function held at Government House, Brisbane, on Tuesday 22 September, by the Governor of Queensland, Sir Walter Campbell.

A highlight was the perfect score of 11 year old Terry Tao in the Senior paper. Terry is shown below receiving his medal.

[Terry winning AMC Medal]

The medallists were:

AMC Medallists from the Junior, Intermediate & Senior Divisions
NAME SCHOOL
YR
Junior
BACKSAI Zoltan Nightcliff High School NT 8
BRENNAN Thomas Knox Grammar School NSW 8
BROWN Mark* Kingswood College VIC 8
DOUGLAS Anthony* Knox Grammar School NSW 8
FIELD Antony Tauranga Boys College NZ 8
GOLDSWORTHY Anna Pembroke School SA 8
LAU Sue Pymble Ladies College NSW 8
MURTAGH Ryan Brisbane Boys College QLD 8
POOLE Robert Taroona High School TAS 8
SELLNER Stuart Rossmoyne Senior High School WA 8
SHINTARO Ueda College G Bardoux NC 7
WATSON Geoffrey Galston High School NSW 8
ABRAHAM Jeny* Penleigh and Essendon Ladies College VIC 10
ADAM Timothy Scotch College VIC 9
ALNUTT James* Canberra Grammar School ACT 10
BERNSTEIN Aaron Epping Boys High School NSW 9
ECKETT Christopher Brisbane Grammar School QLD 10
MINNEY Aaron Young Catholic High School NSW 10
STEPHENSON Samantha Epsom Girls Grammar School NZ 10
WEATHERSON Brian Mazenod College VIC 9
CHUNG Kin Yan Duncraig Senior High School WA 12
LIEW Jeremy Duncraig Senior High School WA 11
POTTS Jonathon Brisbane Grammar School QLD 12
TAO Terence* Blackwood High School SA 12
TEW Khimseng Norwood High School SA 12
WALLACE David Rongotai College NZ 11

* denotes perfect score

Terry Tao was to become Australia's first Fields Medallist in 2006. In 1986, 1987 and 1988 Terry won Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals at the IMO. Until 2009 no other student from any country has won a Gold Medal before turning 13.

Anna Goldsworthy became a noted Australian writer and classical pianist. In her autobiography Piano Lessons on p76 and 77 she describes her experience of winning her medal in the Australian Mathematics Competition.

[Anna Goldsworthy and Terry Tao]

After the ceremony, South Australian medallists, Anna Goldsworthy, Terry Tao and Tew Khimseng on the steps of Government House with Sir Walter and Lady Campbell.